About licensing authorities
The Gambling Act 2005 designates certain classes of local
authorities in England and Wales (and licensing boards in Scotland)
as licensing authorities.
Licensing authorities have a number of important regulatory
functions in relation to licensing premises for gambling
You can find an A-Z list of all local authorities on the
The Gambling Commission has set up a new Local Authority Liaison
Unit (LALU). You can find out more about LALU's work on the
community safety partnerships page.
Page last reviewed: December 2012